Freshwater Crayfish: A Global Overview

Tadashi Kawai, Zen Faulkes, Gerhard Scholtz

August 5, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 679 Pages - 36 Color & 148 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466586390 - CAT# K20290

USD$139.95

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Features

  • Provides an up-to-date reference work on commercially important crustaceans
  • Covers conservation status and biology of all endangered species, taxonomy, and distribution of crayfishes worldwide
  • Introduces a new model aquatic organism—a parthenogenetic freshwater crayfish

Summary

For their great commercial importance as a human food delicacy, crayfish are now becoming of wider interest to molecular biologists, and also to conservationists due to the fact that in some countries many of the native crayfish species are under threat from human activity, disease, and competition from other introduced crayfish species. Helmed by three editors in Japan, Europe, and the US, this book invites contributions from experts around the globe, covering the conservation status and biology of all endangered species, taxonomy, and distribution of crayfishes worldwide.